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14 RV Parks near Madison, Alabama
We did however find 14 campgrounds within 25 miles of Madison. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Madison in the left hand column.
Oct 2018 - $18.00
We stayed here this visit because Verizon cell phone and data is so bad up at Monte Sano SP. Our site was level and woodsy. All utilities (water, electric, sewer) worked as advertised. I had to treat around the utility service area for ants. There was an active mound next to pad which I also treated. Bring army ant bait and red ant killer with you and treat your pad when you arrive. - moderate camper
Aug 2018 - $20.00
Small park and extremely clean, most lots are fairly level. Would stay again. - bobbodean
Jul 2018 - $17.00
This is a quiet camp ground generally. The price reflects the weekly rate. Most of the sights have dinner shade. It took a few blocks to level. Staff was pleasant and helpful. - Ugly SAM
Jul 2018 - $20.00
Look liked the campground has just undergone a renovation, ultra wide concrete pads. Good water pressure, Cable TV hook up was available (no short term access you need a cable box), plenty of over-the-air channels available. Phone service was strong, plenty of bandwidth if you are using this for your personal hotspot. Have to agree with some of the other reviews that the grass was high, voice this to the MWR reps who informed me the contract for maintenance was every three weeks and did offer me the use of a mower.... Knowing how MWR is structured and what they have to work with , all-in-all this is a pretty good set up. - Joelbjr
Aug 2017 - $20.00
Stayed 6 weeks. Campground unkept. Grass mowing is almost nil....contracted out and only half assed mowed every 3 weeks. No edging. No weeding. No spraying for ants. Driveways all need additional gravel to level, to fill in chuckholes, etc. RV host totally useless. Water pressure extremely low. Only plus are the cement pads. - Sassygirl
May 2017 - $20.00
I've stayed here multiple times over the last decade and have never seen this park so full of RVs. Perhaps it was the Memorial Day weekend, but I'm not certain. As other posters note, the level concrete sites have full hook-ups. No need to check in if you have a reservation; just note your name on the site sign post, pull into your site and hookup. The wifi password is posted on a wall in the very clean laundry house. The wifi signal was strong. On arrival at the Arsenal if entering Gate 9, no need to go to the Visitor Center if you have an active or retired ID card. Gate entry was smooth all three times I passed through. Diesel is not sold at the nearby Exchange gas station. Self service car wash is next to the combined gas station/Class VI. - SunStar203
Oct 2018 - $34.00
The park has a separate section for people staying short term. It was about 5 miles to Athens Al and 25 to Huntsville. A good location right off Hiway 31. A 4 lane highway Padres right in front so there is road noise but it didn't affect us. Plenty of eating places, grocery stores and shopping close by. Check in was quick and efficient. - leciel19
Mar 2018 - $33.00
Swan Creek is more a mobile home than RV park. The overnight sites are in the front near the very busy road. The sites are long and fairly level with about half grass, half broken concrete. The exit off of the concrete is a short angled drop. Why??? We used our air levelers to raise the coach and then drove verrry slowly and miraculously nothing scraped. We saw scrape marks on site 46 ( our site was 47). The WII FI worked but there were many intermittent long pauses. Directv satellite worked fine as there were no trees near our site. Verizon was 4g 3 bars. You pay for your site when you make the reservation and there is no cancellation policy - new one on me. The office is closed on weekends so we never saw or talked to any employees. There are train whistles and traffic noise. And lots of lights - street lights between sites and a very bright "Welcome" light by site 46. We wouldn't stay here again. - Free
Aug 2017 - $32.00
Very nice campground for a 1 night stop over. FHU site that's about 3 mile off I65 north or south. Park manager was ver accommodating and I believe if we needed anything she would have helped. We called approximately 5 hours out and gave us a spot, gave us the option if we didn't like it she had others but that was not necessary. Site was up front and easy in and out. We would definitely stay again passing through. It appears there may be some full timers in the campground however we were separated from them up front. - Dream Coach
Oct 2018 - $31.00
We stayed one week in a 40 foot 5th wheel, spot #60 (Oct. 2018). This is a beautiful park with a friendly staff, well known for the abundance of wildlife- especially deer and birds. Please read our tip about GPS routing to the park.
The park has numerous hiking and biking trails- trail running is also popular in the park. The trails are in several sections, some of them are within the campground proper, the main trailheads are located a short distance from the camping are and a few of the connector trails can be accessed directly from the camping area. Another extensive set of trails are located on a land trust at the edge of the park. There is an old paved road that is now closed to traffic that allows easy access to the land trust without having to drive to them via Bankhead Dr.
The dump station is easy to access and well maintained. There is a lovely Japanese Tea Garden in the Park. One trail leads to an old fire tower that is fenced off, it was one used as a NASA observation station.
The park can get crowded on weekends, reservations for the best sites would probably need to be made well in advance. Most sites are 30 amp without sewer. - William1977
Aug 2018 - $36.00
Older State Park, but very well maintained and clean. There is a pretty good climb to the park (approx. 1.5 miles at 3-4%), but the top of the mountain is level and therefore bicycle friendly. The sites are generally level and spaced well. Site construction is gravel with a timber border. It rained during our stay, and our site (#69) briefly held water, but not a major problem. There are a few 50 amp sites with sewer, but most are 30 amp/water - check their online map. Lots of great trails for hiking and biking, and the BEST free trail maps I've ever seen at a park. Glossy, water resistant, large and clear. Trails are extremely well marked. There is an observatory and planetarium adjacent to the facility with Saturday night shows most of the year. The sites 44-57 back up to an overlook which is particularly impressive at night overlooking the lights of Huntsville. Be aware, sites 49, 51, 53, and 57 are double sites. The doubles sites are formed in a "V", and are tight for two campers, plenty big for one. The park is secure, with an automated access gate - code required. We saw many park maintenance vehicles, and security vehicles, circling the campground. There is an overlook adjacent to the campground area, but the view from the playground/picnic/amphitheater area is actually better. Camp store has ice, firewood is at the host's campsites (for sale). The main playground is not close to the campground - maybe 1/2 mile away, although there are several small playgrounds within the camping loops. Satellite reception is difficult in many sites because of the heavy tree canopy, but plenty of OTA TV channels. Interior roads are in good shape. There are no lights in the campground at night except at the bath houses. Most campsites are long enough for big rigs. - Bama Camper
Aug 2018 - $35.00
This was a great park. Staff was very friendly and made check in easy. This was my Grandparents favorite campground when i was a little kid, and now I know why. It was clean, quite, and the sites were level and had plenty of room. We had deer walking in our campsite and down the road. Definitely worth the stay if you are in the Huntsville area. - Mhallman9903
Sep 2018 - $30.00
This park seems pretty run down in my opinion. There seemed like a lot of full time campers there, with built porches and junk all over their sites. The sites are not paved and aren't level. The sites are all packed in on top of each other. - Gregc2828
Aug 2018 - $28.00
233 FHU sites with 20 pull-thrus in a city park with lots of available activities. Mostly wooded campground with closely packed shaded sites. The park has a separate water park, golf course, tennis courts, ball fields and a year around ice rink. There is a paved bike path that goes into downtown Decatur. - Appleknocker
Apr 2018 - $30.00
We just stayed overnight. This is a great place if you have kids especially. Lots of activities with a nearby amphitheater, tennis courts, etc. Really a good value to the price. Campground host was wonderful, lead us to our site and got us settled in. Lots of trees and shady. Right on a lake. - Eric & Michelle Newton
May 2018 - $22.00
We stayed 3 nights (total cost $66). Campground office is the same as the marina fuel dock. It's a relatively small campground with lots of trees. That's good. But the place seemed to suffer from a profound lack of maintenance: 1) The road circling the campground was breaking up. There were many potholes including one in front of our site approx 2' x 3' x 10" deep. I was able to avoid it, but that wasn't easy. 2) The water connection was in a box below grade. The handle on the water spigot was stripped -- I had to use a pair of pliers to turn the water on/off. 3) The grounds were not mowed. There was a lot of tree detritus (small branches, twigs, etc) all over the ground. 4) Several sites (most?) appeared to have tire tracks next to the RV blacktop pad as if RVs had difficulty maneuvering in / out of the site (I had to jockey around a bit but managed to stay on the blacktop). 5) As I walked across the circle, there appeared to be lots of tire tracks in the dirt / mud. 6) The dump station is weird. It's more like a marine pumping station, with a long hose and pump rather than a place to dump. There were connectors (with directions posted), however, so theoretically you could connect to an RV tank to dump. However, the first foot or so of those connectors were rigid so I could not get it into my motorhome bay to connect to dump. And if you accidently have spillage, there's a hose and nozzle but no place to wash it down. 7) We did not use the restroom or showers. In the men's room, there were (maybe 6) showers with a chair (was it to block the shower?). Most had a shower curtain wadded in the middle of the shower floor. We used this as a base of operations with day trips to Scottsboro and Huntsville so we really weren't in the campground much. The only way we'd stay here again is if we couldn't find another reasonably-priced campsite. - arboldt
May 2016 - $22.00
Quiet campground at a marina on the Tennessee River. Sites are moderately level, large enough. Some long-term residents. All were friendly. Staff was helpful. Dump station is a pump intended for boats. Fitting was wrong for RV so ended up spilling some and carrying the rest to the next campground. - William Custer
Aug 2014 - $18.00
Not a bad place to stay if you want to fish and boat. The main draw back, no sewer sites and it's under a canopy of trees. - TheTideRide
Oct 2018 - $30.00
We enjoyed our stay. It is easy on/off the highway and convenient to Huntsville. The hosts are friendly and helpful. There are no frills. Grassy pull-through sites with crushed stone landing pads and full hookups. No picnic tables or fire rings and no bathrooms/showers. Crushed stone roads in the park are easy to navigate with a big rig. We would stay here again. - MrsBowman
Sep 2018 - $30.00
We will stay here again as a half way stop from home to the Gulf. Easy to get to. The first turn off the freeway exit ramp is tight but we didn't have much trouble with our 40' Class A pulling a pickup truck. Nothing fancy and its cash or check only. Super nice owners. Sites were level. We didn't unhook or go any where but it seems to be close to Athens. - Let'sGo!
Sep 2018 - $30.00
Arrived late due to traffic and they left instructions for us. Sites level with granite gravel. Not much shade . NOTE please be sure you come in from I 65 much easier to find this way. GPS does not take you to the right area otherwise. - Gloria S.
May 2018 - $43.00
Very similar to roughing it (mud and all) by the river, only with electric, water and sewer. Regardless of anything (State or personal emergencies), reservations not cancelled 7 days in advance are not refundable where other campgrounds did give us a refund due to a state declared emergency. Con's: Interface with management done only by phone. Reservation, check-in & problem resolution. Around 400 feet of very pot holed narrow driveway. Many potholes in little bit of asphalt then much more potholes in the more clay than gravel drive. (Very muddy when it rains). More long term "campers" in the park then recreational RV campers. Paper litter, cigarette butts, nuts & bolts, metal scraps found on camp sites. Bathroom & shower building is far from camping sites. Sites are close to each other. No fishing allowed. Pro's: 2 unisex bathrooms & showers were clean. Site utilities (electric, water & sewer) are convenient. Electric 30 amp circuit showed good connection and grounding. Reservation email sent with a site map document with your site. Picnic tables at each site. Nice river view. Common area gazebo with a fire pit and a little playground. Otherwise, utility hookups are located at the beginning of the pull through. If your connections are not long then your tow vehicle has to be detached and parked in front of your rig. Has the makings of a nice RV park...someday. - Sher Keb
Jul 2016 - $27.00
This is a marina with an RV park. The full hook-up 30/50 amp sites have gravel pads surrounded by grass. They do not have picnic tables. The road into the park is gravel has some small holes so you have to drive slowly. We could not get anything on the satellite so we had to use the antennae for Huntsville stations. At the end of the RV park is a shaded grassy area next to the river. It has a dock, patio chairs and a great view of the Tennessee River. In the marina area is a small park with a gazebo, fire pit, benches, games and grill. It is not your typical RV park because the property also has a boat repair garage and storage for boats, trucks and trailers. The RV park also offers monthly rates. We had a pull-through site which was not on the river and did not have trees, however, some sites are on the river with trees. There are a lot of things to do in Decatur, so this park was a great home base off of Route 72/20. It is only 2 turns from I-65. This is a good place to stay when Point Mallard cannot take reservations, however, it is more expensive than Point Mallard. - Lini
Aug 2015 - $27.00
I was headed from Scottsburg, Indiana to Mississippi when I called and made reservations at another local park, but upon arrival we could not fit in any of the spots they had available even after I made sure they knew I had a 42' ft triple axle trailer that I was pulling with a long bed 4 door 4x4 dually. We had been on the road all day and 5 miles from Decatur we had a blow out and were really ready to get off the road. I called Jay Landing from the first park drive way and explained my situation and they said that they would get us into a spot even if we had to pull across a couple of spots. Wow I was ready. I want to mention that this RV park is owed by our Veterans - God bless. It looks like they are making some improvement to the park. Pros - It is right on the water, so you can fish or just sit and watch the boats go by, the staff is very accommodating, water pressure is great, close to town, and it can be very peaceful when the metal yard is not active (it really wasn't that bad). Cons - the road coming in is rough (they grated it today and that helped some), there is a metal yard behind the park that can be noisy, needs some TLC. I have been RVing for a very long time. Is this one of the nicest parks I have ever stayed in - No. BUT, I had just had a blow out, showed up at a park that could not accommodate me, needed to get a new tire (there is a Good Year right across the road) and when I called and explained the mess I was in they said they would do whatever it took to get me in a spot for a few days even if they had to pull me across a few spots - kindness goes a long way with me. Another review mentioned a semi sharp curve to get in the park area - we just backed up once and came right on in. If I was passing by Decatur and needed a place to stay I would stay here again. - 42 Raptor
Nov 2016 - $20.00
We stayed here for a week, while surveying the Huntsville area for retirement location. We called ahead and the manager told us that if he wasn't there (having hand surgery that day), to just pick a spot and we'd settle later. It's easy to find: midway between Lacey's Springs and Morgan City, and on the west side of US-231. Mostly long-term singles/couples in this park: most working at Redstone Arsenal, but everything is neat and well-kept, and it's quiet (and no dogs running loose).
It's an older park, but water/sewer/electric are all in good repair, and there is a small building with washer/dryer (and shower still in-work). (Figuring you ought to be fully self-contained at this park.) Our site was level, and plenty long for our 35-footer and TOAD. It's not a "destination," nor would we call it "kid-friendly," but it sure is a nice place to hang your hat while visiting the area, or passing through. - johngalt
Jun 2012 - $20.00
We stayed here while visiting family that lived just a few miles away. It was a nice, quiet park. We had a pull-through site that required little leveling. No amenities here (they do have a laundry and rest room, but it is an old trailer with a bathroom and one washer and dryer). Very nice owners who live on site. We would stay here again when visiting family. - SheilaB104
Sep 2018 - $20.00
Good stopover park, tight turns from freeway in. We were in a 40' Class A towing-barely fit in site; any bigger would have to disconnect. Sites are tight, no tables. OK value for $20 but would not pay more. - Trvl4Evr
Sep 2018 - $20.00
When we called on site availability the phone was picked right up. Upon arrival the office was closed and it was self check-in, no problem. We picked a site and setup. The sites are a bit rough around the edges and are not the most level sites. We had an outside rear tire lift off the ground which I do not care for. But for a one niter this place makes a great stop. There are actually a couple of gas / diesel stations at this exit. Neither the RV Park or stations are mentioned on the blue highway signs. Good fuel prices at the turn towards the RV Park. OTA TV and Verizon were both very good. We would stop again. - Bob and Inga
Aug 2018 - $20.00
Basically a storage area with RV sites, next to a road. Full hookups, laid out OK, AT&T OK, open for satellite dish. We stayed here in a 40 ft MH. - walt662001